Tuesday, February 28, 2012

garden bed

We had talked about making a raised garden bed for our yard.  My husband came up with a rough plan and off to Home Depot he went on Saturday.  He came home with this from the outdoor wood section.

 a 4"x4" and some 1"x5 1/2"s

He decided 3'x6' would be a good size and I agreed.  That way we could surround it with wire mesh to keep the plethora of bunnies who like to chill in our yard out but I could still easily access everything from the perimeter.

The 4"x4" got cut in 4 equal lengths of 14" 

and the 1"x5 1/2"s were cut so we had four pieces 3' long and 4 pieces 6" long

Then it was time to screw the boards into the 4"x4".  The plan was that there would be a few inches of the 4"x4" sticking out so that we could sink it into the ground for extra stability.

Moving right along.  Olive is overseeing the project.  She is a master carpenter.  

Here it is placed in the yard before the holes were dug for the 4"x4"s.

Dig, Dig, Dig and in it goes

and one more with my ominous shadow...

I'm so excited thinking about what to plant.  Tomatoes for sure, cucumbers, zucchini maybe?  This was a simple project even for us and we don't have the best of tools or building know how.  Just pick a size and go to it!

I had some leftover dill from a recipe I'll share with you tomorrow and I mixed it up in some tuna salad for lunch.  It was delicious!  My little one wasn't convinced but I happily ate his sandwich too.  Try it!

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  1. Excellent directions!
    I'll have to show them to my son, he is interested in a small garden!
    dee dee

  2. Hi Teresa, your husband did a great job making the raised bed. My husband made some for us last year, and he built 2 more last month. Have you thought about the soil mixture? We did a post about what we use a few weeks ago.

  3. We did this last spring and I plan on doing two more for this year! I would like to have one just for herbs. They work so well. We too have bunnypalooza in our yard..they are crazy! Nice job!

    1. I ment to tell you that we got our wood from Home Depot but it was in the back where all the odds and ends were...they were really cheap!

  4. This just makes my spring fever spike! I cannot wait to start gardening! Great tutorial and I look forward to hearing about your garden success in the near future! Thanks for sharing at the Rock 'N Share!

  5. Love this!! can not wait for spring! Thank you for linking up at Uncommon! Featuring this tonight on our Facebook page! Bonnie :)

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